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Creative Opinions: Sir Martin Sorrell and the end of an era

This week, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO and Founder of the world's largest advertising agency network, WPP, resigned from his post amidst circling 'personal misconduct' allegations that remain (at the time of writing) unresolved, much to the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Advertising is not a craft, it's a business - Sir Martin Sorrell

The former founder of agency network WPP has hit out at creatives in the advertising industry by suggesting that too many are living in the past. Sir Martin Sorrell spent 33 years building WPP into a global powerhouse with the network welcoming the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Sir Martin Sorrell headlines Connect: London 2018

We’re excited to announce that we are launching Connect: London, London’s first creative industry trade show on 21st - 22nd November. The unique counterparts of the creative industry are coming together to showcase their products and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Jack Morton and Martin Lindstrom team up to challenge Big Data thinking

Global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide and brand guru/international best-selling author Martin Lindstrom, have announced a partnership set to challenge the dominance of big-data thinking by helping brands to uncover the potential and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Michael Craig-Martin exhibition traces the evolution of the gadget

Since hitting my mid-twenties and discovering the joys of an (albeit limited) disposable income, I've become something of a gadget fiend. Yes readers, I'm one of those insufferable pricks who just has to have the latest gizmo or pointless upgrade,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Martin, Paltrow and ‘Conscious Uncoupling’. Another easy target?

Naming their children Apple and Moses would be reason enough for a lot of people to mock Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin: a slightly bizarre melange of Hollywood new age tree hugger and artiste-who-takes-himself-a-bit-too-seriously. As if those same...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

A Day in the Life...Michelle Martin, Head of Production

Michelle Martin Head of Production Lola Post Production LTD Visit Lola Post on IMDB 9am - Grab a coffee, switch the computer on, wait for a zillion emails to appear on my outlook, open the schedule and take a deep breathe before the day...

Posted by: Lola Post Production LTD
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Steve Martin - The comic who went somewhere new.

by John Fountain I've just been reading Steve Martin's autobiography - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. Although I knew that he was a funny guy, I wasn't aware how alternative his act was back in the 70's, or how creative his writing. When he began...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

WPP announce a 6% rise in sales over the first two months of 2014

WPP, the largest advertising company in the world, have recently announced an increase in revenue of more than 6% in just the first two months of the year, thanks to improved business in both western Europe and the U.S. According to CEO Sir Martin...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Careers

The copywriter’s toolkit - part 1: The secret archives

Building your library of spell books If there was a stereotypical mug for copywriters, it would have a slogan along the lines of ‘You don’t have to be a bibliophile to work here, but it helps!’ Actually, it would probably be...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Technology

Smart speakers set to drive the future of e-commerce

Not too long ago, smart speakers such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home were there just as a nice to have in the corner of the room. They’d be great for playing the odd song when guests were over or proving a conversation point mid-argument. But...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

How it was done: Going Full Circle with motion control

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Digitas, UNIT9 and Envy Advertising recently created a powerful promo called Full Circle. The ad is centred around the first black female astronaut, Mae Jemison, and promotes The John...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Are white male creative directors ruining advertising?

The reason 89% of advertising is forgotten is because white men in London are the ones making the ads, according to Paul Mellor, owner and design director at Mellor&Smith. It’s all well and good for business leaders like Cindy Gallop and Sir...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Game of Brands: 5 companies that could rule Westeros

With only days to go before the eighth-season of Game of Thrones, we’re having a hard time staying out of a medieval mindset. And since we quickly realised that trying to quell our excitement over the return of all our heroes (and villains)...

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Advertising

Engagement better than eyeballs for brands

Content which engages the right consumers rather than attracting an endless stream of clicks from irrelevant customers is what brands should be aiming for. A panel at Creativepool’s Connect: London festival agreed that it is better for content...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Why customers are the new competition

Brands need to be authentic and transparent in today’s modern media landscape in order to engage customers and get closer to audiences. As technology continues to disrupt the market, the likes of Spotify, Amazon and Netflix are changing the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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News

Connect: London 2018 - what a week!

Creativepool held its annual Connect: London festival at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery last week with two days of inspiring talks, workshops and networking events for the creative industry. The packed programme saw the action take place across...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

7 talks to see at Connect: London 2018

There's just one week to go until Connect: London, a new creative festival that will see two days of insight, inspiration and thought-provoking conversation take place at Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery. With so much happening on the agenda...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Sherwood Forest, The Guardian Weekly and more

Sherwood Forest by Cafeteria Sherwood Forest in the UK has rebranded with new work from Sheffield-based design studio Cafeteria and Birmingham-based illustrator Tom Woolley. The assets include new branding, website, print and advertising...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Ads of the Week

Amazon Prime Video - Great Shows Stay with You Droga5 London has launched a new campaign to promote Amazon Prime Video’s programming slate led by four funny spots called Jack Ryan, Lucifer, Outlander and Vikings. The ads are shot by Steve...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Connect: London 2018; sessions and speakers announced

This November, we’re pulling the creative, production, technology and digital communities from across the UK together to connect you to partners, potential clients, collaborators and peers, giving you the opportunity to meet people crucial to...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Wolves, spices, ciders, flags and other stories

SomeOne - Wolverhampton Wanderers Design studio SomeOne has developed a new brand identity for the Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) football club. The new branding was created to reflect the new era of the club under the leadership of the Fosun...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Sonic Union NYC-based audio studio Sonic Union announces the addition of composer/experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Rob offers his talents in music and audio post, with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

Getty Images - Pride in London Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, has been appointed as an Official Media Partner of Pride in London, which will see it capture this year’s official celebrations and set up a legacy collection...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Somesuch Alex Lill joins the Somesuch roster worldwide for music-video and commercial representation. Alex Lill, known for his genre-defining music videos for artists such as Sampha, Joey Bada$$, Lil Yachty and Melody's Echo Chamber. His...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Talking Cannes Lions 2018: Why Cannes Lions is still relevant.

With adland set to descend on the French Riviera any day now in preparation of the biggest week in the industry calendar, I caught up with a host of industry experts and influencers and quizzed them on the continued relevance of the Cannes Lions...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The future of the agency model is the hands of the disruptrepreneurs

Eight years ago, Martin Sorrell pointed out how journalists like to pronounce things dead, even when they’re not. Sorrell was talking about the death of the advertising industry in general and the death of the holding company in...

Posted by: London Advertising

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